Covid-19 cases skyrocket in Argentina to highest level in almost six months

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 In Argentina, 20,263 people shot up on Monday in the last 24 hours, according to official data from the Health Ministry, reaching the highest figure in almost six months according to a data count made by Reuters.

On Friday the number of confirmed cases in one day had been 11,181 individuals, according to official data. Although the Government publishes data on weekends, these are lower than those recorded during business days.

The record for cases in the South American country stood at around 41,000 in May this year, according to Reuters data, which reported 21,177 cases on July 1.

Argentina It has a population of about 45 million inhabitants and so far in the pandemic, it has registered 117,066 deaths from Covid-19 and a total of 5.48 million cases of the disease.

In turn, despite the strong growth in reports of infections, the number of deaths remained at low levels: 31 deaths according to the government, compared to 15 the day before. In Argentina, cases of the omicron variant have already been registered.

The Argentine government advanced rapidly in the second half of 2021 with its vaccination plan and according to the Ministry of Health, some 32.3 million people report a complete scheme in the protection plan against the disease.


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